Not Rated | | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Swades is mostly based on life story of Ravikuchimanchi and Aravinda a couple who returned to India and They actually built a mini reservoir and Pedal power in the village of Bilagaon , Maharashtra.
Apni chaukhat ka diya, giving light to neighbor's house
in the beginning, when they are showing the names of directors and then show the name of the movie in English, Hindi and Urdu, they make an error in spelling "swades", they spell it in a way that it would sound "sodes". They missed the alphabet "alif"
£96,842 (UK) (19 December 2004)
$1,223,240 (USA) (6 February 2005)
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